Sim-Ex™ Tutorial for Network+

A tutorial for Network+ (N10-008) certification exam is available from A brief review of contents of the tutorial are given below:

1.0 Media and Topologies

    1. Network Elements
    2. Physical Topologies
    3. Physical Media
    4. Network Connectivity Devices
    5. WAN Devices

2.0 Protocols and standards

    1. Layers of OSI
    2. MAC addressing
    3. Purpose of subnetting
    4. Difference between public and private networks
    5. Protocol
    6. Network Utilities

3.0 Network Implementation

    1. Basic Capabilities of Network Operating System (NOS)
    2. Firewall
    3. Proxy servers
    4. VLANs
    5. Benefits of Using Antivirus software
    6. Fault tolerance
    7. Disaster recovery

4.0 Network Support

    1. Troubleshooting scenario
    2. The Troubleshooter’s Resources
    3. Manufacturers Troubleshooting Resources
    4. Hardware Network Troubleshooting Tools
    5. Software Troubleshooting Tools

Downloadable practice tests for Network+ are also available from

Network+ Exam Sim for MAC OS app updated  Network+ Exam Sim MAC OS app to include practice questions for latest exam objectives N10-008 certification.

Exam Sim covers latest Network+ certification exam objectives, including Networking Concepts, Infrastructure, Network Operations, Network Security, Network Troubleshooting and Tools.

Some main features of the application:

  1. Include 450+ highly relevant questions
  2. Flash cards for each question.
  3. Various question types (MCSA, MCMA, Exhibit, true/false)
  4. Category wise scoring and reporting.
  5. Configuration of exam to change the maximum time, score, pass percentage and permitted buttons while taking exam.
  6. Review feature after taking simulated exam allows you to understand the incorrect answers and explanation for the question.

Question Types Supported :

Multiple choice single answer
Multiple choice multiple answer
Exhibit type
Text and Image Drag and Drop (Performance based)

some screenshots of the app

Drag & Drop type question

Grade screen

  Review Exam

Network+ (N10-008) Certification

Network+ Certification is offered by CompTIA®. The exams cover networking fundamentals, network implementations, network operations, network security, network troubleshooting. CompTIA® recommends the aspirants to pass A+ certification before taking exam, but its is NOT a prerequisite.

Network+™ (N10-008) Exam Details :

Number of questions : Maximum of 90 questions
Type of question : Multiple Choice Questions (single and multiple response), drag and drops and performance-based
Duration : 90 minutes
Passing score : 720 (on a scale of 100-900)
Recommended Experience : CompTIA A+ Certification and At least 9 to 12 months of networking experience
Languages : English, German, Japanese
In Development: Spanish, Portuguese

Exam Objectives :
1.0 Networking Fundamentals 24%
2.0 Network Implementations 19%
3.0 Network Operations 16%
4.0 Network Security 19%
5.0 Network Troubleshooting 22%

Network + Cram Notes


iOS App for Network+ Exam Simulator

Practice Exams iOS App for Network+ which provides 300+ practice questions from latest syllabus of Network+ certification exam N10-008.

Question types supported are

  1. Multiple choice single answer
  2. Multiple choice multiple answer
  3. Exhibit type
  4. Text drag and drop
  5. Image drag and drop

Complete explanation is provided for each question in Learn mode, and actual exam environment is simulated in Exam mode. Options to save the results and reviewing questions are provided.

Please check this for downloading Network+ Exam sim iOS app

Also check out this for Network+ Exam simulator desktop application

Practice Exams with Lab Simulator for Network+

Practice Exams with Lab Simulator for Network+ which cover latest exam objectives of N10-008 certification like

  1. Networking Fundamentals,
  2. Network Implementations,
  3. Network Operations,
  4. Network Security,
  5. Network Troubleshooting,

and lab simulator provides detailed labs for candidates to get hands on experience before taking exam.

Lab Simulator Features:

  1. Include 50+ practice Lab exercises
  2. Configure Wireless Access Point, DHCP Server, and Switches.
  3. Supports short form commands, and tab in IOS simulator.
  4. Lab manual with detailed steps for each lab exercise
  5. The demo version is limited to a fewer labs.

Recently, a few more labs are added to the Lab Simulator includes

  1. Identifying Security threat features ( such as Malware , Spyware etc.)
  2. Identifying Network Devices ( such as HVAC, loT etc.)
  3. Identifying the network characteristics managed by QoS (such as Bandwidth, Jitter etc.)
  4. Identify the features of various virtualization concepts (such as vNIC, Hypervisor etc.)
  5. Identify the features of various troubleshooting tools (OTDR, Cable Tester etc.)
  6. Identify and compare cloud service models (such as SaaS, PaaS etc.)
  7. Identifying Different APC Connector Types
  8. Identifying Ipv6 address Type
  9. Matching the Wi-Fi Standards with speed and frequency bands

Check out this  for Exam Sim with Lab Simulator for Network+

Check out the following URL for complete list of labs available for practice:

Available Lab Exercises


Network+ Practice Tests with Labsim

About Network+ certification: CompTIA Network+ topics include latest exam objectives of N10-008 certification. Networking Fundamentals, Network Implementations, Network Operations, Network Security, Network Troubleshooting. Lab Simulator provides detailed labs for candidates to get hands on experience before taking exam.

Practice Exam features include :

  1. Include 500+ highly relevant questions
  2. Flash cards
  3. Integrated Test Engine with online feedback
  4. Category wise scoring, and reporting
  5. The question types include Multiple Choice, True/False, Exhibit, Drag and Drop etc.
  6. Conforms to the latest exam objectives
  7. Instant online activation using program interface
  8. Bookmark labs, create lab profiles.
  9. Take Backup/Restore of lab progress.

Screenshot of Network+ Practice Test Exam simulator is shown below

Lab Simulator Features:

  1. Include 70+ practice Lab exercises
  2. Configure Wireless Access Point, DHCP Server, and Switches.
  3. Supports short form commands, and tab in IOS simulator.
  4. Lab manual with detailed steps for each lab exercise
  5. The demo version is limited to a fewer labs.

Several new features such as

  1. Ability to enable/disable navigation buttons
  2. Administrator login for lab profiles configuration
  3. Saving and reloading half completed labs
  4. Resetting individual and all labs to default
  5. Marking not attempted, not completed , completed labs in different color for easy identification.
  6. Bookmarking individual labs.
  7. Bookmarking all labs under selected section
  8. Take Backup/Restore of lab progress.

The screen shot below shows various labs available in the lab sim.

The demo software has all the features of the full version, but limited to a few number of labs. Full version may be activated online using the link below:

Network+ Practice Tests with Labsim

Also check this for: Security+ Certification Practice Tests and Server+ Certification Practice Tests


Network+ (N10-008) Certification Exam recently updated Network+(N10-008) certification practice tests to conform to the latest exam objectives, viz,

    1.  Networking Fundamentals (24%)
    2. Network Implementations (19%)
    3. Network Operations (16%)
    4. Network Security (19%)
    5. Network Troubleshooting (22%)

The new Network+(N10-008) focuses on foundational networking tools and technologies used to create secure networks and guarantee the availability of critical business information.

There are four major updates in the N10-008: Virtualization, the cloud, the internet of things (IoT), and Cellular 5G

You can download and install the practice tests by going to Network+ (N10-008) practice tests page. Network+ Practice Test

Network+ Labsim Update, a leading practice tests and lab sims developer, recently updated Network+ Labsim. The update includes some bug fixes and improvements in the user interface. Network+ cert, offered by Comptia consists of performance based questions that expects candidates to have hands on experience in real world network environment. The labsim, offered by consists of dozens of practice labs offering rich experience to various networking scenarios similar to those typically encountered in the actual exam.The labs offered using labsim product are listed  here:

  • Networking Fundamentals and WorkStation (WS) Labs
  • Access Point and DHCP Configuration Labs
  • Router Configuration and Troubleshooting Labs
  • Switch Configuration and Troubleshooting Labs
  • Scenario labs – Home and Small Office Networks

Check out the URL for complete list of labs available for practice:

Apart from the ready made labs, one can create one’s own labs using the design interface. Devices supported include workstations, servers, switch and routers.

Other labsims available incule Comptia A+ Labsim and Juniper Netsim. Releases Practice Tests Engine for Mac OS recently released it’s popular practice tests engine for Mac OS. With this, the practice tests are available on all major platforms viz Windows 7, 8, 8.1, Vista, and Windows10; Apple iOS, Android, and Mac OS.

The software is available in an integrated form wherein all the available tests are included. The following practice tests are made available:

  1. Comptia A+ Core 1 and 2
  2. Comptia Network+, and Sec+
  3. Cisco CCNA and CCNP Route CCNP Switch
  4. Juniper JNCIA® and a few others.

All the above are available in trial version with one download. The full version for any of these exams may be downloaded and activated online on purchase. The software may be downloaded by following the link given below:

All the above said exams are available in demo mode, which is limited to 30 questions each. Full version of the exams consist of 300+ questions with answers and flash card explanation for each question.

Few of the features of the software are given below:

1. Candidate Exam Screen:

As you can see in the figure below, exam screen is where the user is presented with a question to answer. Each question will have question ID (this is unique for every exam), flash card explanation, timer (you can pause it in Learn Mode), and night mode. You can also take the exam in full screen for better concentration while taking the exam.

2. Question Type – Drag-n-drop (hotspot) Screen

This type of question challenges the user to match the image with respective description. For example, identifying various types of connectors available on computer motherboard.

Comptia exams usually involves identification of various components and respective functionalities.

3. Question Type – Drag-n-drop Screen:

This type of question is similar to image drag n drop, but uses text to match. A sample question is shown in the figure. The user needs to drag the left side box on to the correct box on the right side.


4. Review Screen:

The review screen provides an overview of all the questions that have been answered or not. Candidates can directly go to the un-answered questin and answer it using Review Screen. Note that if the time is over for the exam, the exam is terminated and the results are saved.

5. Score Screen:

After completing the exam or after the time is over for completion of the exam, the score card is displayed. The category wise scoring is reported in the exam score sheet.

Various parameters like pass score, number of questions in the exam may be set by the instructor or admin.

In app purchase is made available without having to leave the exam environment for buying and activating the exam. The iOS versions for iPhone and iPad are available here:

Check out the iTunes web page for more information on available exams. is neither associated nor affiliated with Cisco® Systems, Inc. Comptia or any other company. CCNA, CCENT, ICND2, CCNP,CCDA are trademarks of Cisco® Systems and duly acknowledged. Comptia® A+, Network+, Security+ are trademarks of Comptia® organization and duly acknowledged.

Top 3 CompTIA Certifications

If you are an IT Professional working in an area like Computer Security or Networking, there are lots of certifications to showcase your expertise. In this article, you will find the top 3 CompTIA® certifications that will make you a great asset to any company.

  1. CompTIA Security+™ Certification:

Comptia Security+ logo Security+ certification will give a good start in the network security field. CompTIA Security+ certification is a well recognized cert in the area of computer security. Possible job titles for the certification holders would be like:

  • Security Analyst
  • Computer Security Administrator
  • Security/IT Manager
  • CISO/CSO, Systems Administrator
  • Systems Engineer or Integrator

Due to an increase in threats to computer security, there is a high demand for information technology experts. So if you are holding this certificate, then your profile will be eye-catching for many recruiters.

  1. CompTIA A+™ Certification:

The CompTIA A+ is the most widely recognized certification in the field of computer hardware and operating systems for those beginning their career in IT. The exam is designed to certify the competency of entry-level PC computer service professionals in installing, maintaining, customizing, and operating personal computers. No pre-requisites required for CompTIA A+ certification. CompTIA A+ certification deals with computer repair, software & operating systems, home/small office network administration, information security, cloud computing, and troubleshooting of both desktops and mobile devices. Many reputed companies, including US and other government organizations recognize A+ credentials while doing selection process.

Recently, Comptia introduced performance based questions that test the hands-on skills of the individual taking the test. Check out Comptia A+ Labsim for hands-on labs experience.

  1. CompTIA Network+™ Certification:

CompTIA Network+ is a mid-level certification. This certification validates expertise in managing, maintaining, installing, troubleshooting, and configuring the basic network infrastructure. Network+ course not only gives you hands-on experience for the certification exam but also provides skills as a networking professional.  The certification has undergone, as with other certifications, several revisions. The most recent cert exam, N10-007, provides  candidates with knowledge and skills required for networking using current technology products and services.  Recent update includes the following:

1. Critical security concepts that are essential for every security practitioner
2. Important cloud computing best practices
3. Coverage of virtualization techniques in detail
4. Network resiliency concepts and techniques for network engineers

It is a very good addition on the resume of a networking engineer.

Note: is not associated with Comptia or any other organization. The views expressed are that of the author. Comptia® is a registered trademark of Comptia® organization. A+, Network+™, and Security+™ are trademarks of Comptia and duly recognized. Contact author Giri.M at giri.m[at] for feedback or suggestions.